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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
2,479 Reviews
4.1
2,479 Reviews
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US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full medical and dental along with housing paid for (in 64 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to see the world as you learn great skills for the outside world (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Significant time away from family and friends is a sacrifice you will have to make (in 149 reviews)

  • You have to be prepared to work very long hours; it is truly a "service" to your country (in 256 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    In a few words

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjutant in Twentynine Palms, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Adjutant in Twentynine Palms, CA (US)

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team mentality, meet different people with a common goal, travel, respect that's earned and a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Sexual predators, disrespect for women, low pay and possible death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen and stop being full of yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    This organization helped me develop a set of leadership skills that have helped me progress through the ranks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Administration Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Supply Administration Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are there if you work hard.

    Cons

    If you can not balance work and famiy, this organization may not be for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Unmatched opportunity to serve with the best!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Engagement in Camp Lejeune, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Strategic Engagement in Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early. Leadership development at its best.

    Cons

    The only con is that you have to leave great friends for each move…but then you make more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the bar high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Field Artillery Cannon Crewman

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Benefits, Paid Vacations, Educational Schools

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great starting job after high school

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Semper Fi

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Best organization to be part of.

    Cons

    Deployments, long working hours. Time away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Honored to work for the finest military organization in the world.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marine Corps Pilot in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Marine Corps Pilot in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Honest, Integrity, Loyalty and taking care of each other both in peacetime and in combat.

    Cons

    Frequent deployments and time spent away from the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the institution's core values and do your best with the work/family balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great organization of people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Management Chief in Camp Lejeune, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Management Chief in Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can excel as far as you want to push yourself. A vast array of job fields are available, and promotion is quick if you are an overachiever.

    Cons

    You can't stay forever, so get all you can out of every day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    The best thing I ever did!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Cherry Point, NC (US)
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Cherry Point, NC (US)

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn discipline, self motivation, healthy lifestyle, and pride, above all pride!

    Cons

    Little Pay, but great benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wireman

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wireman in Camp Lejeune, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Wireman in Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

    I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, there will aways be a need for us.
    Good Pay, we get steady increases as we progress and get tax free housing allowances
    Worthwhile work

    Cons

    Deployments and time away from family gets old real quick.
    Uncertainty of where you'll end up next
    Long hours without an increase in compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your Marines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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